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SES Broadband Services to showcase technology at eLearning Africa 2014

Company to run live demonstrations, allowing communication via satellite between classroom, teachers

SES Broadband Services will introduce its latest satellite technology at eLearning Africa 2014, taking place from May 28 to 30 in Kampala, Uganda. Two exclusive demonstrations will be showcased at the event, which will see live streaming of an eLearning session in progress and the launch of a new satellite WiFi hotspot service.

SES Broadband Services, Eichstätt-lngolstadt University and the Permanent Centre for Education (PCE) of Uganda, have partnered for the demonstration, which shows the co-operation between the German university project, Kuganda, and SES by allowing remote communication via satellite between a classroom and teachers.

The demonstrations, taking place twice a day at the SES stand, will see Eichstätt-lngolstadt University in Munich connected live to Kampala via satellite, showing the features of the virtual classroom product.

SES Broadband Services will also launch its new WiFi hotspot service at the event, enabling delegates to connect to the internet with iOS and Android devices.

“We are continuing to strengthen strategic partnerships with educational content and solution providers, such as Teachers Media International (TMI), to offer unparalleled reach in African rural areas. The SES Broadband Services’ solution allows connectivity services at affordable prices, fast deployment and full coverage of large and dispersed areas,” says Patrick Biewer, Managing Director of SES Broadband Services.

“Other advantages are a low power consumption through solar-powered equipment, and the ability to integrate creative learning and web-based tools.

“The new WiFi hot spot service could truly change the lives of African people who live in more rural areas allowing more flexible pricing models and service capabilities. We are committed to helping economic and sustainable growth in developing regions by innovating constantly to bridge the digital divide.”